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2012-08-29 18:45:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity's trek on top the Martian surface has officially commenced, as the rover took off on Tuesday towards a destination about a quarter mile away. NASA said the rover drove eastward about 52 feet on Tuesday, concluding its third drive when considering the two test drives it has already taken. "This drive really begins our journey toward the first major driving destination, Glenelg, and it's nice to see some Martian soil on our...

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2012-08-27 20:55:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For the first time in history, the voice of a human has been transported back from Curiosity on the surface of Mars. It wasn't an alien, but a prerecorded message from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Mars. NASA announced during a press conference that Curiosity successfully sent back the audio soundbite Curiosity was carrying with it on Mars. "Since the beginning of time, humankind´s curiosity has led us to...

Curiosity Takes A Stroll Across Martian Surface
2012-08-23 05:02:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online “Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle.” “• Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles NASA announced that Curiosity has begun driving across the Martian landscape, leaving its landing site for the first time since the August 5th landing. Combining forward, turn and reverse segments, Curiosity made its first movements, ending up roughly 20...

Curiosity wiggling its wheels
2012-08-22 08:08:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Mars Curiosity rover has been sitting in one spot on the Red Planet since it first touched down back on August 5, but NASA says its controllers are preparing it for its first drive. NASA has been testing out Curiosity's instruments, getting it all geared up for its primary two year mission to search for ancient extraterrestrial life on Mars. In the past few weeks, the rover has been taking photos from various cameras, and even...

Curiosity Gets All Grabby
2012-08-21 14:59:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some of the recent news from the Mars Curiosity rover can seem incredibly trivial and elementary at first. Once the full realization of the importance and extreme difficulty involved in every part of this process sinks in, these little motions and achievements once thought to be trivial become truly a thing of magic and wonder. To put it differently, every little thing the Curiosity Mars Rover does is magic. As such, NASA...

We're NASA and We Know It Video Reaches Viral Status
2012-08-20 15:22:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Viral videos are becoming a weekly happening, and lately it's a video spoof of NASA's Curiosity mission called "We're NASA and We Know It (Mars Curiosity)." The new viral video has nabbed close to 2 million views since it hit the web on the Satire YouTube channel last Wednesday. The video is a spoof of LMFAO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It" song, featuring a mimic "Mohawk Man" and NASA crew. The fake Mohawk Man imitates the NASA...


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